28 May 2013 Expression

What do you think Hugh Laurie’s expression is saying? Click on the FACS code’s to code this expression. Post your thoughts in the comments below.

Hugh Laurie

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3 Responses to 28 May 2013 Expression

  1. Ginger says:

    Are you completely off your rocker???

  2. kitty says:

    that is one fucked up hair cut

  3. SDL says:

    Love the comments – both here and on Facebook ;-). For those of you interested, here’s the FACS codes: 1C+4C+5C+L12B+R12A+52B+61B

    On the codes alone, this could look like a nervous distress covered with a slight smile. Sadness is seen in the 1 (inner eyebrow raise) and 4 (lowering of the brow) – with the 5 (raising of the upper eyelid) adding a slight fear aspect. The uneven smile (12) could indicate mild contempt or a masking smile to cover other felt emotions.

    I believe that anyone suggesting sadness, fear or contempt is on the money 😉 In saying this, the expression could also be posed for the camera – this is the danger of making assessments from still images – we lack the context. This could also be indicating disbelief.

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